Intellias has partnered with Elmos to support the development of software for lighting, ranging, and optical sensors used in modern vehicles. Elmos, a supplier of analog/mixed-signal semiconductors for automotive sensing and control solutions, has been developing innovative automotive semiconductor applications for 40 years. Renesas Electronics Corporation has completed its acquisition of Panthronics, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance wireless products. Renesas has also announced 13 “Winning Combination” solution designs that combine its products with Panthronics’ unique Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, expanding its portfolio in the connectivity space. NFC technology is expected to grow exponentially for both industrial and automotive use cases.
Connected Car News: Intellias, Elmos, Renesas, Socionext, Vitesco Tech & onsemi
In the latest connected car news, several companies have announced partnerships and acquisitions to further advance automotive technology. Intellias, Elmos, Renesas, Socionext, Vitesco Tech, and onsemi are among the companies making headlines in the automotive industry.
Intellias and Elmos have announced their partnership to develop software for lighting, ranging, and optical sensors used in modern vehicles. Elmos is a leading supplier of analog/mixed-signal semiconductors for automotive sensing and control solutions, while Intellias is a global technology partner to Fortune 500 companies.
With 40 years of experience in developing innovative automotive semiconductor applications, Elmos is at the forefront of global automotive megatrends such as autonomous driving, ADAS, e-mobility, sustainability, safety, connectivity, and comfort. Intellias will provide software engineering expertise and support development processes to reinforce Elmos’ efforts in these areas.
The partnership between Intellias and Elmos will strengthen both companies’ software development projects. They have already begun sharing knowledge that will be kept and grown within the software division Area 21 of Elmos.
In another acquisition news, Renesas Electronics Corporation has successfully completed its acquisition of Panthronics AG. Panthronics is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance wireless products. The acquisition was completed following required regulatory approval.
Renesas has also announced 13 “Winning Combination” solution designs that combine its products with Panthronics’ unique Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. This showcases the continued expansion of Renesas’ portfolio in the connectivity space.
NFC is widely used in daily life and is expected to grow exponentially for both industrial and automotive use cases. Panthronics has been offering advanced NFC chipsets and software that are easy to apply, small-in-size, and compatible with global standards.
“We are excited to welcome the Panthronics team to Renesas, and announce 13 Winning Combinations showcasing the technological synergy between the companies on the same day,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi, Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Embedded Processing, Digital Power and Signal Chain Solutions Group. “These Winning Combinations unite Renesas’ broad range of embedded processing, power, connectivity, and analog portfolios with Panthronics’ NFC technology, providing customers with turnkey NFC solutions.”
Lastly, Socionext, Vitesco Tech, and onsemi have announced their collaboration to develop a new generation of power modules for electric vehicles. The collaboration will leverage the companies’ expertise in power semiconductors, module design, and system integration to develop high-performance and cost-effective solutions for electric vehicles.
The new power modules will feature advanced technologies such as SiC (silicon carbide) and GaN (gallium nitride) to improve efficiency and reduce weight and size. This will enable electric vehicles to achieve higher driving ranges and faster charging times while reducing carbon emissions.
To terminate, the automotive industry is rapidly evolving with new partnerships and acquisitions being announced regularly. These developments are aimed at advancing automotive technology to meet the growing demand for electric and autonomous vehicles. The partnerships between Intellias and Elmos, and Renesas and Panthronics, showcase the growing importance of software and connectivity in the automotive industry. The collaboration between Socionext, Vitesco Tech, and onsemi highlights the role of power semiconductors in enabling electric vehicles to become more efficient and environmentally friendly.
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